Saturday January 05, 1985

US date format: 1/5/1985, UK date format: 5/1/1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on January 5, 1985). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Mélanie Bernier and Fabienne Suter. In that special week of January people in US were listening to by . In UK by was in the top 5 hits. The Falcon and the Snowman, directed by John Schlesinger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while Lincoln by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Lucky Luke. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Who and the Warlord or Bounces.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1985, at January 05 across the years or at January 1985 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.

Events

  • Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • At the Winter Consumer Electronics Show, Atari introduces the Atari 520ST computer. It features 512 kB RAM, 192 kB ROM including Digital Research's GEM operating system, 640x400 monochrome or 320x200 16-color graphics from a palette of 512 colors, 32 kB screen RAM, MIDI interface, and mouse. Price is US$599.
  • Bryan Trottier fails on 9th New York Islanders' penalty shot.

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Movies

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The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten

The New Kids

The New Kids

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader, John Philbin

A Cruel Romance

A Cruel Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Larisa Guzeeva, Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrey Myagkov

The Terminator

The Terminator

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Country: United States of America

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Pogo 1104

Pogo 1104

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Lucky Luke

Lucky Luke

Directed by: Terence Hill

Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Directed by: Selina Barker

Drei reizende Schwestern

Drei reizende Schwestern

Days to next January 05

If January 05, 1985 is your birthday you're 35 years, 10 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Lincoln

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Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.

Pieces Of My Mind by Andrew A. Rooney

Pieces Of My Mind

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Pieces of My Mind, by Rooney, Andy

Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey

Strong Medicine

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Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s New York Times–bestselling novel takes readers behind the scenes of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical drug industry It starts as a routine case: Mary Rowe contracts hepatitis from unclean

Illusions Of Love by Cynthia Freeman

Illusions Of Love

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Do we make our own destinies? Can we alter the courses of our lives?Cynthia Freeman’s New York Times bestselling novel will resonate with anyone who has ever dreamed of a second

Moses The Kitten by James Herriot

Moses The Kitten

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A tiny, bedraggled kitty is found tucked beside a frozen pond, and nursed back to health on a nearby farm. But when he is fit enough to join the other animals,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Fourth Protocol

The Fourth Protocol

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, PC

Publisher: Hutchinson Computer Publishing

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Doctor Who and the Warlord

Platform: BBC Micro

Genre: text based adventure

Publisher: BBC Software

Bounces

Bounces

Platform: C64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting/Sports

Publisher: Beyond ‑ Challenging Software

Flashgal

Flashgal

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Windham Classics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 05, 1985?

On January 05, 1985 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is January 05, 1985?

On January 05, 1985 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 05, 1985?

On January 05, 1985 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 05, 1985?

On January 05, 1985 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 05, 1985?

On January 05, 1985 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 05, 1985?

On January 05, 1985 several famous people were born including, Mélanie Bernier, Fabienne Suter, Diego Vera.

Which famous people died on January 05, 1985?

Famous people died on January 05, 1985 include, Robert L Surtees.

What was the number one song in January 05, 1985?

The number one song in the week of January 05, 1985 was Like A Virgin by Madonna in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid in UK.

What were the top hits on January 05, 1985?

The top hits on January 05, 1985 were Like A Virgin by Madonna, Wild Boys by Duran Duran, Sea Of Love by The Honeydrippers in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston, Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens in UK.


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